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Poster: NotQuiteintheWayYet Date: Oct 20, 2006 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NFA>Going Down Request

My memory fades, so, I'm looking for thoughts guiding me back to the rockingest NFA>Going Down the Road show. I mean the one where it just rocks on through the whole way. Though I certainly love great jams, I am not looking for a jammy version--while the transition is important, i am looking for one where it just rocks right into the next tune. This one is where Jerry's breaks are just flat out non-stop face peeling rock. The other thing, is it is one where when Jerry builds to the peak and then pulls something out of Alligator or Wolf so that just when you are thinking you couldn't get shivers sent any deeper into your soul, he does it again, and then again ......

I know it exists because I was there and it happened to me. I just can't remember where or when. And sure, this happened to me in countless jams and on so many other tunes, but that's not for this thread.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 20, 2006 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

I believe 4-5-71 is the version from the Skull and Roses album? It rocks...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 20, 2006 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

That's the album that turned me on to what it's all about. You can really hear the interplay between Bobby and Jerry especially on headphones - one in each channel

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 20, 2006 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

Johnny - Do you have 4-5-71? Want it?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 20, 2006 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

no I don't have it and yes i would love to. what do i do? my old email is johninak2005@yahoo.com but I can still monitor it

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 20, 2006 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

just sent you the email. glad to share...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 20, 2006 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

NotQuiteintheWayYet: Unfortunately my answer it not being true to your request, however the NFA from Englishtown, NJ (1977-09-03) is a face-peeling ride on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This was a "Jerry show" on every level and he takes 100,000+ people from a sweet, mellow outro from "He's Gone" into a mind-bending virtuoso jam that peels away all the boundaries so people get his message: "MY LOVE WILL NOT FADE AWAY!" I had an LP boot that I copied to tape since the final chorus on NFA had an awful cut. I can't imagine that the commerical release of DP #15 can capture the quality as well as the vinyl did. Sorry I didn't answer your question but there was no possibility of "goin' down the road feelin' bad" that afternoon. Terrapin encore. --- AshesRising (jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com)

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2006-10-20 22:27:52

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Poster: NotQuiteintheWayYet Date: Oct 20, 2006 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

Ashes, you might be psychic. If I was aked what show was my favorite, that would be it (although I went to the one that was in NJ). I don't care if some folks say it has flaws here and there or you'd prefer a slightly different setlist, some better versions here and there, or the ever present Barton rave. I might say some of the same things on a general commenting level, without the Barton bit.

Though I tended to prefer small Gen Admission venues and places like the Fox or Capitol in Passaic and small town gymnasiums, the reason I say Englishtown is because of the whole experience. I often toured alone or with a small group of two or three, maybe four people, but for this show I went with a large group of almost all my closest friends. From leaving in a pack of cars for the show, through the end and even the next couple of days the experience was byond anything else. I am fairly certain for all of us, even though we all saw a lot of shows together and apart, and went on our own ways eventually, all anyone from that group would have to say to another would be "remember Englishtown"? and youd get the same reaction and agreement from all.

Actually, that show probably inspired my post. That NFA brought me back to another similar high at the time.

So, my request is obviously narrowed to pre Englishtown. The other ideas are great, but not it. I never saw em in Europe, didnt get to the 10-31-71 show, and it is not the Manhattan Center shows--I know I am not thinking of something I have heard repeatedly on an album, though those shows were great, even if just a tad crowded. Though I was thinking northeast originally, I'm gonna take a look to try to find Asutin Nov 71ish

This post was modified by NotQuiteintheWayYet on 2006-10-20 21:59:07

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 20, 2006 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

..oh, man, if you liked the one in NJ then you would have LOVED the one in "NY"!!! --- you are much too gracious in not hammering me for getting the state wrong. Hey, do you agree with what I was saying about the bootleg LP or tape versus the current-day cd method of releasing shows that were originally recorded via analog? I have zero - zero - computer skills so I have no idea how to "clean up" shows from this site and have never been successful in doing that "torrent" stuff (..something called "Life" keeps calling..) Anyway, I find myself continously going back to my tapes. I too traveled mostly by myself to shows --- it is how I met so many high quality individuals -- like the majority of the people that post on this Forum -- I feel closer to them than my own family. -- if you liked the small arenas (as did I), did you ever have a chance to get up to Augusta or Cape Cod? ...I apologize, but the pain meds are making me ramble and write way the f%*ck too much. I hope you find the NFA>Going Down the Road that you are seekding. -- AshesRising (jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com)

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Poster: NotQuiteintheWayYet Date: Oct 20, 2006 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

Man, if I could have seen it in NY that would have been a trip beyond compare!!!!!

I have pretty much always thought good vinyl was better sounding for some reason. I think a perfect example of that is comparing an original DSOTM pressing(I've worn out a few)or Wish You Were Here to the rereleased CDs.

Then again, unfortunately, I have been losing some of my hearing over time (wife says too many dead concerts, I say too much factory work, chainsaws, jackhammers etc. in my work at the time), so I don't don't hear as much detail anymore.

I did Glenns Falls and Rochester, but skipped out on Augusta to pick back up at MSG summer 79. Never made Augusta, unfortunately, but did the cape cod colliseum later on in the year. Good show and venue.

Yup--met lots of great people. Then again, I also often hitched and took busses and ran into some real different folks, too, some wonderful fun, others a bad trip.

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Poster: SanJoseJota Date: Oct 20, 2006 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

Without a doubt, the most rocking version is Skull and Roses version; there are others that are more grooving (4.28.71) more mellow (76 more keyboards (5.14.74) more exploratory (3.25.72) but this one is definitely the rockinist version!

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 20, 2006 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NFA>Going Down Request

10/31/71, 5/7/72 and 7/17/89 certainly rock, for starters